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Sep 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
any rate. in the next hour we'll be joined by two very important leaders in the united states congress, congressman elijah cummings and congressman chris van hollen both from the state of maryland. right now we joined by key delegate congress woman degette. good to have you with us. >> it's great being here. >> bill: your presence and your colleagues next hour reminds us that a lot of what the president wants to accomplish cannot be accomplished unless he has a democratic congress. >> that's right. a lot of the accomplishments we were talking about yesterday were achieved when it was democratic congress. after that it was the party of no. the republicans wouldn't even honor the [ inaudible ] of the united states. so a lot of us are saying, if you like what you're hearing, if you really think we need to move this country forward, then you need to elect 25 more democrats to the house, so we can keep the majority back and we need to keep the senate. >> bill: i was talking to a couple of people last night who were encouraging me to make that push. and also they were selling president obama
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Sep 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
the united states. we're thinking all of the states east of the mississippi plus throwing in minnesota iowa, montana, arkansas, louisiana the dakotas nebraska, kansas, we've lost an area -- larger than half the size of the united states. >> bill: yeah. what's left? california, oregon and washington. i mean -- >> scary. >> bill: that is really scary. now all of that ice melts. where does all of that water go? right? >> right. by the way -- >> bill: glug, glug, glug. >> that's in ten years' time that we've lost that much. that's sort of mind-blowing. >> bill: think how many centuries it took to build up the ice. so anyhow, it is frightening but jim inhoff and all of the other -- they don't care. they don't think it means anything. it is just cyclical. it will all freeze again next year. that's the way it works. mmm, man. what a line-up today. congressman chris van hollen, the ranking democrat on the budget committee. we haven't seen him in studio since charlotte. he was there with us in charlotte on radio row. he will be in studio with us today. peter fenn, democratic strategis
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Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
in the heart of the action, right here on capitol hill, just down the street from the united states capitol building, in the shadow of the capitol dome. good to see you today. you're looking good. and i know you're ready to jump into the big stories of the day. we'll give you a chance to do so. and love to hear from you at -- both on politics and on football and anything else at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. team press standing by to help you out. peter ogborn and dan henning and cyprian bowlding. hello, guys. everything good? >> yes indeed. >> good morning. >> bill: we're here. ready to serve. good enough. ohio yesterday rockin' and rollin' with two presidential candidates both mitt romney on his second day in ohio. president obama going out to ohio. where he now has the president a 10-point lead over mitt romney. no republican presidential -- i know you've heard that a thousand times worth repeating no republican presidential candidate has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. and without winning ohio, it would be very, very tough for mitt romney to get where he's
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Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
in our city and across the united states. and reducing the amount of sugary drinks that we consume is the simplest diet change that we can make to help lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. >> bill: michael bloomberg said this is it. we get rid of the drinks, we'll all be healthier. he also said people will live longer. >> this is a single biggest step any city has ever taken to curb obesity. certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. and we believe that it will help save lives. >> bill: save lives make people healthier. michael bloomberg says and besides, we don't want these big 32 ounce drinks because they're hard to carry. >> i don't know if you've ever had a 32 ounce cup. you would have a hard time carrying it. it's enormous. >> bill: well when you're four feet high -- [ laughter ] i guess i shouldn't make fun of michael bloomberg but he's not that tall. >> he himself is probably 32 ounces. >> bill: i think the idea -- you talk about how unhealthy they are and i get that. and all of that sugar and everything, that's fine. but to ban them because t
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
also he is president of the united states. it is the general assembly and historically when the president goes to new york for the general assembly, they have one on one meetings with some world leaders. some people will say he sure changed the un. >> it is the case. you are talking about this whole kind of trip-wire effect. just the secretary of state if she goes to egypt she is pretty much obliged to go to jordan -- and it's not just the president. if he meets with the president of egypt then how could he not meet with -- it really is a thicket. and there is no denying the importance of meeting folks face-to-face. >> bill: where is what i do appreciate is that this president right now, and his campaign is laser focused on november 6th. >> yeah, absolutely. >> bill: and as -- again, covering the white house we have like one briefing a week these days because the president is on the road the rest of those days so there's no doubt that's what they are focusing on. and that's what they have got to focus on. and if he ignores the campaign, i think -- he's not taking anything for gr
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Sep 17, 2012 3:00am PDT
-- >> john: thank you for your service. >> caller: -- the biggest lie is that he is not a united states citizen. >> john: uh-huh. >> caller: they have an ad in milwaukee about women's rights and how the president is going to take it away and that's another great lie about what the president is going to do for our daughters and stuff, and if people would have watched the convention and all of the women that spoke and the different things -- >> john: exactly. >> caller: -- they know that this president is very compassionate and he is strictly for women. >> john: right on. thank you so much for your call. we'll be right back on the "bill press show." >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. you've heard bill's views, now let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now. ♪ >> announcer: on your radio, on tv. the
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Sep 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
warned the united states yesterday that if we don't set clear red lines that would determine when the united states would take military action against iran then he said quote, we have no moral right to say they can't bomb iran. he is really -- >> he has been very frustrated because he would like assurances from the united states where it gets to the point where they feel like they are in trouble -- he is more on the end of imminent is now. and president obama is not going to do that in a public or apparently in a private statement. what he said is exactly what he said, this idea about no moral right, and so -- last night, they had an hour-long phone call, the white house and to some extent the prime minister's office are trying to stamp down on this controversy. they understand there is not a security advantage to airing their dirty laundry. >> bill: we have heard there are definite lines, right, that if iran crosses those lines, we would use military force. but we haven't heard the specific line. i just wonder strategically, militarily is that something you do? you announce to th
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Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this is as big a gaffe as the 47%. oh, no no, no, no. the difference is, don't you
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Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
the united states capitol building. not much going on here in washington these days. if the president comes back in town, it is usually only to spend the night and then he's back on the campaign trail as he was yesterday in virginia. what a quinky dink. romney and obama both in ohio on the same day and both in virginia this week on the same day. do you think they're coordinating their schedules? maybe they ought to ride on the same bus. make things a lot easier, wouldn't it? we've got lots and lots to talk about here on the "full court press" today and lots you'll want to call about at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. peter ogborn and dan henning as always. team press here. >> happy friday. >> with cyprian bowlding on the cameras. >> nice to see you. >> bill: everything good. "saturday night live" had a lot of fun last night. they did a thursday special. they do this sometimes during presidential elections. and they've got this new guy who plays president obama. >> i like him. >> bill: jay pharaoh. he was touting his jobs record. he said who says i didn't create jobs. i c
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Sep 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
this issue pretty well. don't ask don't tell. sadly, sadly adopted by the united states congress at the request of president bill clinton back in 1993 which said rather than just saying gays can open -- can serve openly in the military which is what we should have done and what clinton should have done, he was afraid of the pentagon, afraid of the generals probably could not get that passed in the congress to tell the truth at that time. so instead an open invitation for gays and lesbians to serve in the military. lgbt folks. he said here's what we're going to have. this policy, don't ask, don't tell. yes, you can serve as long as you never tell anybody you're gay. which was just dumb as hell! and it didn't work, of course. and a lot of really, really good people got thrown out of the military either because they refused to live a lie or because of the fact that somebody ratted on them, knew they had a girlfriend or boyfriend or whatever. ratted on them and they get thrown out and we lost a lot of people particularly a lot of people who spoke arabic and we were really left behind in
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Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
want peace at all. just again shows the guy is not qualified to be president of the united states. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the golden years as the conservatives call them, we had the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to not true! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour now. here we go. the "full court press" on this tuesday morning. september 18. you know what it means. tuesdays at this time around the "full court press," it is judd time. tuesdays with judd. judd legum from think progress. judd, great to see you again. >> great to see you. >> bill: the big topic of the day you've been writing about it at think progress, not surprising you're on top of all of this breaking news, a individual yes released by mother jones. they got ahold of the video. they breached the second part of it today. this is mitt romney at a fund-raiser down in boca raton florida, in may. may 15 i th
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Sep 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
. brought to you by the united stated steelworkers, north america's largest industrial union represents over a million active and retired members. their website check them out, usw.org. coming back in this country due in large part to the leader after the united states steelworkers. here is one of many times when mitt romney has said he would repeal obamacare. it was his number 1 promise in talking to bob sheafer just before the supreme court decision, which upheld, right-wing, supreme court john roberts in the lead -- upheld obamacare. mitt romney said what he would do with it. >> if i'm president, we're going to stop obamacare in its tracks. >> bill: well, that was yesterday. today he is saying we will keep parts of throw parts away. we're not sure which parts will stay and which will go. arnold in texas. hi, arnold. >> caller: hey bill how are you doing? >> bill: oh, it's our rovering ambassador. what do you say arnold. >> caller: first of all this was the greatest convention i have ever seen. >> bill: it was great fun. >> caller: my grandfather told me one time when i was
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Sep 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> bill: i gotta tell you that was a risky move by obama. my wife doesn't have the right temperament to be president. >> when was the last time you called carol temperamental? >> bill: i wouldn't go there. that frying pan would be bouncing off my head. i was surprised. it's a good thing michelle took that the right way. >> yeah, that was thin ice to go out on. >> bill: that was. thin ice indeed. >> bill: joe cirincione is going to talk to us about what the president might accomplish up at the united nations and what the latest is on libya and syria. dave zeron our sports guru, we share him with the "nation" magazine will be here to talk about that incredible bad call last night in the seahawks and packers game and judd legum, of course, it's tuesdays with judd. judd legum from think progress. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> good morning on this tuesday. other headlines making news. the hatred for the replacement nfl officials hit a boiling point on monday night football last night. at th
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Sep 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> mr. obama laid out specific goals and proposals for his second term in office. touching on the economy education, medicare, veterans and making a powerful case that we are better off today than we were four years ago. the address beat out every single other convention speech on twitter. according to the web site, president obama had nearly 53,000 tweets per minute compare that to mitt romney's speech that got just 14,000 a minute. one other interesting note, this was the shortest acceptance speech we've heard from a presidential nominee in the last 36 years. mr. obama clocked in at 38 minutes and 23 seconds. according to research from c-span, the last person to go shorter than that was gerald ford and that was in 1976. bill clinton holds the record for the longest speech. he's coming in at about 65 minutes and that was back in 1996. more bill is coming up live from charlotte after the break. as always, we're hoping you will join the conversation online. current.com/billpress. see you there. felony hit and run charges for
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Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> bill: it is a low bar. should have been the one that was present at the united states rather than when one we got stuck with. jeb made this yesterday. i think he's absolutely right. he made news by meeting reporters up in new york and telling them that in today's republican party, neither his father, pappy bush, h. george h. w. bush nor ronald reagan could get through an election in the republican party. [ technical difficulties ] >> we finished by smashing his guitar on the stage walked off, and the next morning his band announced he was in rehab. the mars rover is still chugging along. it is stopping along the way when it's cameras find something to look at. it found a pyramid shaped rock over the weekend. they pulled out its robotic arm to look closely. >> bill: i ran into a neighborhood of ours yesterday, who is a nasa scientist. i said did you ever get to that mountain? and he said no it takes a long time but we found this great rock yesterday. [ laughter ] >> i love it. white house report tells us that the vice president stopped in at a cafe. ordered food, and offered to buy food
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Sep 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
theme. i get the spirit of it. >> not much change in the top selling beers in the united states. chicago-based market research firm similar symphony ri has bud light selling the most cases of beers in supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations for $5.4 billion in sales last year. but wiser coors light, miller lite and natural lite round out the top five. the closest brews of what could be considered a craft beer are yingling and blue moon at number 19 on that list. >> bill: that is all taken before the recipe of the white house beer was released. that having been released over the weekend -- >> stay tuned! >> bill: stay tuned. i think it is honey blonde, honey brown. there are three of them. honey brown honey blonde. i forget the third one. as soon as i get back to washington, i'm going to get that recipe. i'm determined to get my hands on a bottle of that beer. talk to all of my friends at the white house. as we said, here at the democratic national convention, expect a different kind of show. i think a much more fun show. the headliners of course, michelle obama tonight. bill clinton, j
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Sep 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
go. this is the time we normally tell what you the president of the united states is up to today. he's got one event on his schedule today. staying at a resort outside of charlotte, about 35 minutes out of town by the way. he will be working on his speech, rehearsing his speech and delivering his speech tonight here at the democratic national convention. more importantly, maybe what's coming up next hour together here, great line-up. congressman sandy levin from michigan will be here to give us a look at whether we're going to be able to keep michigan blue. should after all that president obama has done to save the auto industry there. dennis von roekel, head of the national education association will be joining us to talk about the republican war on teachers. and robby mook who is the executive director of the democratic congressional campaign committee to take a look at the chances of getting at least 25 -- picking up 25 new seats and keeping the -- bringing the house back to democratic control. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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